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Child Care Resource Center, Inc. Notes to Financial Statements
Note 1 – Nature of Operations
The Child Care Resource Center, Inc. (“CCRC”) is a California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation that has been serving children, families, and child care providers since 1976. CCRC’s vision of healthy and strong children and families living in thriving communities guides its mission to cultivate child, family, and community well-being. CCRC manages programs to assist with issues such as finding and selecting child care and child care financial assistance to families. Children and families benefit from these programs allowing parents to go to work and attend school, contribute to the economy, and strengthen their families and the community. Each month, CCRC provides quality, support, development, and education to almost 50,000 children and families in the agency’s 22,500-square-mile service area. CCRC’s current programs include the following:
Book, toy, and resource library – CCRC offers four full-service resource libraries that provide thousands of high-quality, age-appropriate children’s books, toys, games, puzzles, and play equipment as well as child development books, videos, and other resources for parents, child care providers, students, and the general community.
Child care financial assistance – CCRC offers a number of different funded programs that help families pay for child care. These programs offer an educational component that is developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate for the children served. Meals and snacks are provided to children, along with parent education, referrals to health and social services for families, and staff development opportunities to employees. These programs are intended to increase parental choice and accommodate the individual needs of the family.
Child care workforce development – CCRC provides a continuum of training programs for child care programs ranging from family, friends, and neighbors (license-exempt) who are considering becoming licensed through achieving a college degree for licensed providers. These include:
California Child Care Initiative Project (“CCIP”) – The CCIP program is designed to increase the availability of licensed, quality child care. CCRC’s trained child development specialists provide technical assistance and training to help child care providers meet California state licensing requirements and grow their businesses.
Family Child Care Home Education Network (“FCCHEN”) – The FCCHEN program provides a quality child care experience in a home-based environment. Child care providers participating in this program are required to attend training to support ongoing professional development and receive assessments of both their child care environment and developmental progress of children in their care.
Quality Start San Bernardino and Los Angeles counties (“QSSB,” “QSLA”) – CCRC provides training and coaching for center-based and licensed family child care home providers who wish to improve the quality of their care. They learn methods to improve the classroom environment, teacher-child interaction, complete college classes to obtain a teacher assistant or teaching certificate, their Associate or Bachelor’s degree, family engagement, and screening of children with special needs.

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